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Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Leigh Ann Ross Photo by: Photo: Randy Mayor; Stylist: Leigh Ann Ross

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers

A simple yogurt-based sauce and a rich feta-and-spice stuffing makes these turkey burgers stand out above the rest. Pair with sautéed zucchini.

Cooking Light JUNE 2009

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Total:30 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup grated English cucumber
  • 1/4 cup plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
  • 4 (1/4-inch-thick) slices tomato
  • 4 green leaf lettuce leaves
  • 4 (2-ounce) Kaiser rolls or hamburger buns

Preparation

1. Combine first 6 ingredients. Divide mixture into four portions. Indent center of each portion; place 1 1/2 tablespoons feta into each. Fold turkey mixture around cheese; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

2. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 5 minutes on each side.

3. Combine cucumber, yogurt, and mint in a small bowl. Arrange 1 turkey patty, 1 tomato slice, 1 lettuce leaf, and 2 tablespoons yogurt mixture on bottom half of each roll. Top with top halves of rolls.

Sautéed zucchini: Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 cups sliced zucchini and 2 minced garlic cloves; sauté 5 minutes. Add 2 teaspoons lemon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 386
  • Fat: 13.7g
  • Saturated fat: 4.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.3g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 30.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g
  • Fiber: 2.3g
  • Cholesterol: 109mg
  • Iron: 3.9mg
  • Sodium: 897mg
  • Calcium: 198mg
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